SEP Funding Supported $2.5 Million in Grants for Smart Energy Communities Program

$2.5 million
In FY 2016 Funding

In grants for energy efficiency initiatives

$1 million
In grants for energy efficiency projects to serve low-to-moderate income Marylanders


In Maryland, the State Energy Office’s grant and loan programs are an important strategy to achieve the ambitious energy efficiency and renewable energy goals that Maryland has established. With help from SEP funds, the State Energy Office created the Smart Energy Communities Programs to better engage local jurisdictions in meeting these goals. In return for passing two policies aligned with Maryland’s energy goals, communities can receive grants to complete an energy-related project, such as installing solar panels on a public building.  The FY16 program budget is $2.5M divided between new and existing communities; with $600,000 for eligible energy efficiency initiatives, $900,000 for eligible renewable energy and transportation projects, and $1,000,000 for energy efficiency projects that serve low-to-moderate income Marylanders.

Contact Information for the Maryland State Energy Office